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Psalm 55 :: Hebrew Names Version (HNV)

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Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 55:1 - For the Chief Musician. On stringed instruments. A maskil by David. Listen to my prayer, God. Don't hide yourself from my supplication.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 55:2 - Attend to me, and answer me. I am restless in my complaint, and moan,
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 55:3 - Because of the voice of the enemy, Because of the oppression of the wicked. For they bring suffering on me. In anger they hold a grudge against me.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 55:4 - My heart is severely pained within me. The terrors of death have fallen on me.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 55:5 - Fearfulness and trembling have come on me. Horror has overwhelmed me.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 55:6 - I said, "Oh that I had wings like a dove! Then I would fly away, and be at rest.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 55:7 - Behold, then I would wander far off. I would lodge in the wilderness." Selah.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 55:8 - "I would hurry to a shelter from the stormy wind and tempest."
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 55:9 - Confuse them, Lord, and confound their language, For I have seen violence and strife in the city.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 55:10 - Day and night they prowl around on its walls. Malice and abuse are also within her.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 55:11 - Destructive forces are within her. Threats and lies don't depart from her streets.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 55:12 - For it was not an enemy who insulted me, Then I could have endured it. Neither was it he who hated me who raised himself up against me, Then I would have hid myself from him.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 55:13 - But it was you, a man like me, My companion, and my familiar friend.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 55:14 - We took sweet fellowship together. We walked in God's house with company.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 55:15 - Let death come suddenly on them. Let them go down alive into She'ol. For wickedness is in their dwelling, in the midst of them.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 55:16 - As for me, I will call on God. The LORD will save me.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 55:17 - Evening, morning, and at noon, I will cry out in distress. He will hear my voice.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 55:18 - He has redeemed my soul in shalom from the battle that was against me, Although there are many who oppose me.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 55:19 - God, who is enthroned forever, Will hear, and answer them. Selah. They never change, Who don't fear God.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 55:20 - He raises his hands against his friends. He has violated his covenant.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 55:21 - His mouth was smooth as butter, But his heart was war. His words were softer than oil, Yet they were drawn swords.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 55:22 - Cast your burden on the LORD, and he will sustain you. He will never allow the righteous to be moved.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 55:23 - But you, God, will bring them down into the pit of destruction. Bloodthirsty and deceitful men shall not live out half their days, But I will trust in you.

The Hebrew Names Version is based off the World English Bible, an update of the American Standard Version of 1901. This version of the Bible is in the public domain.


Pericope taken from the NASB95 and has been graciously provided by The Lockman Foundation, La Habra, Calif. All rights reserved.

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